Thursday, August 28, 2014 *7:30pm
Jocelyn Hagen, composer, Faculty Recital
North Dakota State University
Beckwith Recital Hall
Featuring art songs by Jocelyn Hagen and preview performances of selections from 'Test Pilot', a new dance opera.
September 12, 13, 2014 *7:30pm
TEST PILOT *world premiere*
Jocelyn Hagen, composer
Penelope Freeh, choreographer
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN
Test Pilot, an intimate chamber dance opera by choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen, explores the power and wonder of creativity and invention through the birth of flight and the story of the Wright Brothers. Their sister, Katharine, (sung by Carrie Henneman Shaw) is an often overlooked member of the Wright family, and her contribution to the family and their success is examined in this work through song and dance. The creators' personal family legends and aviation heroics are also woven into the oblique narrative.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Bach Society of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Featuring choral and instrumental works by Bach, Handel, and Telemann
For tickets, visit www.bachsocietymn.org.
Guy Noir, Private Eye, leaps from the radio airwaves into the limelight in a collaboration with Garrison Keillor that puts dance in the noir with a colorful cast of mavericks and misfits and narration by Keillor himself.
The world premiere of Rib Cage continues our partnership with the Schubert Club bringing live music and dance to the stage. Celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw and composer Abbie Betinis join Sewell to explore where old meets new and tradition bends to innovation.